Oh Cricket,we soo understand:love:
There is no such thing as"just an animal"as so many people put it.
We love our animals and the loss of one is often unbearable,but it feels good to "talk"to people who understand.
This is a great Forum for people like us and I hope when you one day decide to get another puppy/dog,you will still be around here.But you do not need to have a dog to come here
I see you live in Lloydminster Alberta,one of my sons live in Vermilion and goes to Bingo in Lloydminster.